chemical industry emissions Books

  • Risk Assessment of Chemicals: An Introduction

    This book is the 2nd edition of a book published in 1995. The first book was written parallel to major developments in the science of risk assessment following the introduction of EU-legislation on industrial chemicals in the period 1970-1995. The present edition reflects the progress and experience since 1995 and again aims at providing ...

  • Air Emissions, Baselines, and Environmental Auditing

    A step-by-step guide to help businesses and government agencies conduct extensive audits and assessments of their air emissions, as required by 1990 amendments to the US Clean Air Act. Summarizes the Act's requirements for quality assurance, monitoring, establishing a baseline for air quality, reducing ozone-depleting chemicals, and other ...

  • Technical Report Series No. 34 : Environmental Management in the Pulp & Paper Industry

    The technical report outlines the potential to improve environmental performance in both large and small mills throughout the world. Environmental issues covered in the report include water and air emissions, over-use of resources, solid waste management, and chemical safety. These issues are addressed through a variety of action programmes ...

  • Automotive Lubricant Testing and Additive Development

    Twelve peer-reviewed papers focus on both the chemical and tribological aspects of automotive lubricant testing and additive development. In order to help the automotive industry meet lower emission standards, higher fuel economy goals, and longer drain intervals associated with a minimization of any adverse environmental effects, the petroleum ...

  • Striking the Balance between Nutrient Removal in Wastewater Treatment and Sustainability

    This study focuses on sustainability impacts as wastewater treatment plants implement treatment technologies to meet increasingly stringent nutrient limits. The objective is to determine if a point of “diminishing returns” is reached where the sustainability impacts of increased levels of nutrient removal outweigh the benefits of better water ...

  • API STD 682 For Petroleum Refining Standards

    This International Standard specifies requirements and gives recommendations for sealing systems for centrifugal and rotary pumps used in the petroleum, natural gas and chemical industries. It is applicable mainly for hazardous, flammable and/or toxic services where a greater degree of reliability is required for the improvement of equipment ...

  • GEMS Environment Library No. 05: The Contamination of Food

    The UNEP/FAO/ WHO Food Contamination Monitoring Programme (GEMS/Food) has been collecting data on food contamination through a network of participating institutes since 1976. In 1988, data from the monitoring programme and other sources covering the years 1971—85 were compiled, analysed and published by GEMS as a joint UNEP/FAO/ WHO document ...

  • Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System

    Scientific evidence linking chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting substances to global ozone depletion led to the initial control of chemicals under the 1987 Montreal Protocol. Since then it has been realized that some actions taken to reduce future depletion of the ozone layer could also influence global warming. When the Kyoto Protocol ...

  • Biophotons

    It is now well established that all living systems emit a weak but permanent photon flux in the visible and ultraviolet range. This biophoton emission is correlated with many, if not all, biological and physiological functions. There are indications of a hitherto-overlooked information channel within the living system. Biophotons may trigger ...

  • New Types of Persistent Halogenated Compounds

    The book gives an overview of properties and research methods of new persistent organic chlorine and bromine compounds which have been observed as potential environmental hazards especially as bioaccumulated xenobiotics, but intensively studied only recently. Sources from product uses, industrial processes, wastes, emissions or metabolic ...

  • Regional Climate Variability and its Impacts in the Mediterranean Area

    Global change due to natural processes and anthropogenic activity as well as the natural variability of the climate system will impact all areas of the globe. However, the impact will not be uniform and different impacts of differing magnitude and nature will be felt in various regions of the globe. The Mediterranean region, like other regions of ...

  • The Role of the Ocean in Global Cycling of Persistent Organic Contaminants

    Persistent organic contaminants, which are bioaccumulative and toxic are a concern for the ecosystems and human health and are regulated under international law (global and regional conventions, besides other). If semivolatile, they cycle in different environmental compartments and follow complex transport pathways. The ocean is believed to play a ...

  • Activated Sludge - 100 Years and Counting

    Activated Sludge - 100 Years and Counting covers the current status of all aspects of the activated sludge process and looks forward to its further development in the future. It celebrates 100 years of the Activated Sludge process, from the time that the early developers presented the seminal works that led to its eventual worldwide adoption. The ...

  • Regional Climate Variability and its Impacts in the Mediterranean Area

    Global change due to natural processes and anthropogenic activity as well as the natural variability of the climate system will impact all areas of the globe. However, the impact will not be uniform and different impacts of differing magnitude and nature will be felt in various regions of the globe. The Mediterranean region, like other regions of ...

  • Protecting the Ozone Layer

    Protecting the Ozone Layer: Lessons, Models, and Prospects Since the mid-1980s, the international community has adopted several significant instruments designed to reverse the degradation of the life support systems of the planet. None of these international agreements have been as successful as the 1987 Montreal Protocol in creating the ...

  • Dry Scrubbing Technologies for Flue Gas Desulfurization

    Dry sulfurization processes offer the significant advantages of low capital and low operating costs when compared to wet desulfurization. They hold great potential for the economical reduction of sulfur emissions from power utilities that use high-sulfur coal. Dry Scrubbing Technologies for Flue Gas Desulfurization represents a body of ...

  • Handbook of Polymers, 2nd Edition

    Polymers selected for this edition of the Handbook of Polymers include all major polymeric materials used by the plastics and other branches of the chemical industry as well as specialty polymers used in the electronics, pharmaceutical, medical, and space fields. Extensive information is included on biopolymers. The data included in the Handbook ...

  • Green Jobs: Working for People and the Environment

    SummaryThe pursuit of so-called 'green jobs'—employment that contributes to protecting the environment and reducing humanity's carbon footprint—will be a key economic driver of the 21st century. 'Climate-proofing' the global economy will involve large-scale investments in new technologies, equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, ...

  • API 510 For Petroleum Refining Standards

    General ApplicationCoverageThis inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting these vessels. This inspection code applies to all refining and chemical process vessels that have been placed in service unless specifically ...

  • ASTM Standards for BUILDING LIME and LIME-BASED CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS (Print)

    Over 105 ASTM standards provide guidance for the use of lime in a wide variety of applications that are vital to the construction industry. These standards are essential to the quality of lime products, as well as the test methods and formulations for their use in construction. Standards cover:• Building Lime Standards• General Lime ...

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